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Hyundai Aura Vs Tata Tigor Vs Honda Amaze Vs Maruti Dzire - Comparison

Hyundai Aura Vs Tata Tigor Vs Honda Amaze Vs Maruti Dzire - Comparison

Snapshot: As a sub-four-metre sedan, the Hyundai Aura competes with vehicles like Tata Tigor, Honda Amaze, Volkswagen Ameo, Ford Aspire, and the Maruti Suzuki Dzire.

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Hyundai has recently unveiled the Hyundai Aura. This compact-looking sedan is launching on January 21, 2020. This sensuously sporting sedan gets its inspiration from the styling of the Grand i10 Nios hatchback, but with better and more robust features. Besides an excellent exterior appearance, the Hyundai Aura gets new power train options and impressive interiors to make the car the one to watch out for. As a sub-four-metre sedan, the Hyundai Aura competes with vehicles like Tata Tigor, Honda Amaze, Volkswagen Ameo, Ford Aspire, and the Maruti Suzuki Dzire. Let us see how Hyundai Aura matches up to its established rivals. We shall also include the Hyundai Xcent because the Hyundai Aura is poised to take over the mantle from the Xcent.

Dimensions – The size matters a lot

Specifications

Hyundai Aura

Hyundai Xcent

Tata Tigor

Honda Amaze

Volkswagen Ameo

Ford Aspire

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Length (mm)

3995

3995

3992

3995

3995

3995

3995

Width (mm)

1680

1660

1677

1695

1682

1704

1735

Height (mm)

1520

1520

1537

1501

1483

1525

1515

Wheelbase (mm)

2450

2425

2450

2470

2470

2490

2450

Boot Capacity (Litres)

402

407

419

420

330

359

378

Wheel size

15-inch

15-inch

15-inch

15-inch

16-inch

15-inch

15-inch

 

On the length aspect, there is not much to choose between all the cars, as each of them qualifies as a sub-4-metre sedan. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire scores over all its rivals, including the Hyundai Aura comfortably when it comes to comparing the width. The Tata Tigor is the tallest of them all, with Hyundai Aura not very far behind with a height of 1520 mm. The Hyundai Aura comes with a wheelbase of 2450mm, an ideal one for a sedan. The Ford Aspire and the Volkswagen Ameo have longer wheelbases at 2490mm and 2470mm respectively. All these sedans feature 15-inch wheels except for the Volkswagen Ameo that comes with a 16-inch option.

Engine and the Powertrain – The heart of the sedan

Hyundai Aura comes with three robust options, two petrol engines and one diesel motor, all of which comply with BS6 emission norms. The car provides an option between choosing the manual and automatic transmission systems.

Of the two petrol options, one is a tweaked version of the Hyundai Xcent 1.2L naturally-aspirated petrol engine that delivers 83hp of power and a torque of 114Nm. The Hyundai Aura is also available with the 1L turbo-petrol engine that is present in the Hyundai Venue. However, this engine produces a lesser power of 100hp and torque of 172Nm(as compared to the Venue). The 1.2L engine pairs with a manual gearbox as a standard option. It also comes with an AMT auto transmission system as against the torque converter unit available on the Xcent. The 1L petrol engine does not have an auto transmission option. 

Let us compare the petrol engine options first before proceeding to the diesel mills.

Specifications

Hyundai Aura

Hyundai Xcent

Tata Tigor

Honda Amaze

Volkswagen Ameo

Ford Aspire

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Engine Capacity

1.2L naturally aspirated/1L turbo

1.2L NA

1.2L NA

1.2L NA

1L NA

1.2L NA/1.5L NA

1.2L NA

Cylinders

4/3

4

3

4

3

3/3

4

Power

83hp/100hp

83hp

85hp

90hp

76hp

96hp/123hp

83hp

Torque

114Nm/172Nm

114Nm

114Nm

110Nm

95Nm

120Nm/150Nm

113Nm

Gear options

5-speed MT/AMT (1.2L engine alone)

5-speed MT/4-speed torque converter auto

5-speed MT/5-speed AMT

5-speed MT and 7-speed CVT

5-speed MT

5-speed MT/6-speed torque converter

5-speed MT and AMT option

BSVI-compliant

Yes/Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

 

The comparison table shows that the 1.2L petrol engines in the Honda Amaze and Ford Aspire are way ahead of the pack. However, the 1L turbo-petrol engine in the Hyundai Aura performs creditably with a power output of 100hp and torque of 172Nm. The Ford Aspire 1.5L engine outscores all the other motors by offering the highest power of 123hp and torque of 150Nm. The Hyundai Aura can hold its head high because it has a BS6-compliant engine whereas Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, Tata Tiago, and the Volkswagen Ameo do not. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire offers a BS6-compliant model. 

Besides, the Hyundai Aura has an advantage, as the 1.2L engines can be upgraded with a CNG option, whereas the other vehicles do not provide this option.

Let us now compare the diesel variants of these well-matched competitors and see how the Hyundai Aura performs.

Specifications

Hyundai Aura

Hyundai Xcent

Tata Tigor

Honda Amaze

Volkswagen Ameo

Ford Aspire

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Engine Capacity

1.2L turbo

1.2L turbo

1.05L turbo

1.5L turbo

1.5L turbo

1.5L turbo

1.3L turbo

Cylinders

4

3

3

4

4

4

4

Power

75hp

75hp

70hp

100hp MT and 80hp CVT

110hp

100hp

75hp

Torque

190Nm

190Nm

140Nm

200Nm MT and 160Nm CVT

250Nm

215Nm

190Nm

Gear options

5-speed MT/AMT auto

5-speed MT

5-speed MT

5-speed MT and 7-step CVT auto

5-speed MT and 7-speed DCT auto

5-speed MT

5-speed MT/AMT auto

BSVI-compliant

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

 

Amongst all its competitors, Hyundai Aura is the best place because it complies with BS6 norms. Though it has a smaller engine capacity when compared to the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, the Hyundai Aura delivers equal power and torque. However, the bigger engines present in the Honda Amaze, Volkswagen Ameo, and Ford Aspire perform better than the Hyundai Aura. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Volkswagen Ameo, and the Tata Tigor will be losing their diesel mills before the deadline of April 2020. One can expect the Honda Amaze and the Ford Aspire to come up with an upgraded engine. 

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Interior Features – Comfort and Convenience

Hyundai Aura has not revealed much of its interiors, but one can expect the compact sedan to have everything that the Grand i10 Nios comes with. 

Specifications

Hyundai Aura

Hyundai Xcent

Tata Tigor

Honda Amaze

Volkswagen Ameo

Ford Aspire

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Touchscreen-infotainment

8-inch

7-inch

7-inch

7-inch

6.5-inch

6.5-inch

7-inch

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Keyless Entry

Yes

Yes

With remote

Yes

Via remote

Yes

Yes

Steering Mounted Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automatic Climate Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Electrically Adjustable ORVMs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multi-Info Display

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Push Button Start

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Tilt Steering

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Projector Fog Lamps

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Projector Headlights with DRL

Yes

No projector headlamp

Yes

No Projector headlights

No

No

Yes

Wireless Phone Charger

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

  

The above comparison shows that the Hyundai Aura has the best interior features of all. The best aspect of it all is the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. All its rivals come with either a 7-inch screen or a 6.5-inch screen. The Hyundai Aura is unique because it is the only vehicle to come with a wireless phone charging facility.

Safety Features – A principal constituent to look for

Hyundai Aura is a compact sedan version of the Grand i10 Nios. Therefore, we shall expect the Aura to come with similar safety features that are available on the Grand i10 Nios. The Hyundai Aura should come with two front-seat airbags. One can also expect ABS along with EBD. Hyundai offers some of the best safety features in its cars today. The Grand i10 Nios comes with rear parking sensors and a camera. Therefore, the Hyundai Aura should have the same. This sedan does not come with ESP and Hill Assist. 

On comparing its rivals, the Ford Aspire seems to be the only one that scores over the Hyundai Aura. All the other sedans have similar features. The Ford Aspire comes with six airbags. It also features ESP and Hill Assist in its automatic variants. The Volkswagen Ameo also comes with similar characteristics in its DSG options. 

Specifications

Hyundai Aura

Hyundai Xcent

Tata Tigor

Honda Amaze

Volkswagen Ameo

Ford Aspire

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Airbags

2

2

2

2

2

6

2

Rear parking sensors and camera

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

ABS with EBD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hill Assist

No

No

No

No

In DSG

In AT

No

ESP

No 

No

No

No

In DSG

In AT

No

 

Price Comparison – Best value for money

Price Range

Hyundai Aura

Hyundai Xcent

Tata Tigor

Honda Amaze

Volkswagen Ameo

Ford Aspire

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Ex-showroom prices

Rs 6 to 10 lakhs (Expected)

Rs 5.81 to 8.75 lakhs

Rs 5.50 to 7.90 lakhs

Rs 5.93 to 9.79 lakhs

Rs 5.94 to 10 lakhs

Rs 5.99 to 9.10 lakhs

Rs 5.83 to 9.53 lakhs

 

On the pricing front, all the cars seem to be on an even pedestal. The Hyundai Aura prices are not yet declared by the company. However, the sedan will be available in the pricing range of Rs 6 to 10 lakhs. 

Verdict

We have compared the Hyundai Aura with all its principal competitors. The opinion is that the compact sedan can come out trumps, especially when you note that the Hyundai Aura is the only BS6-compliant vehicle in this group. The engine configurations and the resultant power and torque will change when the cars upgrade to BS6 emission norms. The pricing will also undergo a change considerably. In this context, the Hyundai Aura should be the best bet among its competitors. 

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